• Big Citrus Harvest For Buena Park High
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at

  • Buena Park High's Future Farmers of America and ag science students have produced and sold citrus products for the seven schools in their school district. The citrus was grown using Agromin mulches and provided the following for each school:  75 tangerines, 75 oranges, 8 grapefruit and 5 avocadoes. There are still 1,200 tangerines and oranges left to harvest and deliver to schools cafeterias. The students picked, sorted and delivered the first delivery on Friday and will have the second delivery planned soon.

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  • Finished Photos of Carden Conservatory's New Playground Wood Chips
    Monday, January 16, 2012 at
  • Here are more shots of Carden Conservatory's playground with its new playground wood chips. The School is in Huntington Beach

    Chris Kinlan was among the group of parents who manned the shovels and wheelbarrows to spread 100 yards of Agromin-donated wood chips, designed especially for playground areas. Chris and Aimee Kinlans' two children, who are in the elementary program at the academy, both love the new playground chips. Their five year old son thinks "it's so cool - it's so soft that when I fall it doesn't hurt and I don't get any splinters!" He was also excited that the new material was so deep he could now reach the bars all by himself without having to get any help being lifted. Now that IS cool!

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  • Buena Park High School Switches From Growing Pumpkins to Lettuce
    Monday, January 9, 2012 at

  • The Buena Park High School ag students and Future Farmers of America chapter members have converted their pumpkin patch to a lettuce patch that will provide lettuce for the rest of the year to high school cafeterias in the Fullerton Joint Unified School District.

    The land, approximately 3/4 of an acre, was fallow for years until Agromin partnered with the FFA chapter to rip, level and add tons of soil amendments and organic soil to the land. Not surprisingly, the land produced over 300 pumpkins for the school in October. The students have now pulled out the pumpkin plants, laid drip line and plastic and planted rows of lettuce. Four lettuce varieties will be planted in rotation. The crop will be used at the school district's cafeterias for salads and as a condiment for sandwiches and hamburgers.

    The ag student farm store will be open January 11 from 3 pm - 6 pm at the school. Pick up some fresh produce, plants and citrus--all grown on the farm by students.

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  • All Organic Garden at Boys & Girls Club in Ventura
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at
  • The front of the Bill Lefevre Boys & Girls Club in Ventura was looking a little sad--lots of dirt, rocks and patches of grass. It needed help--and it got it from Anna Guasco, a senior at Ventura High School. Anna started Ventura Eco-Renewal, a nonprofit student organization dedicated to creating awareness about the value of planting drought-tolerant native plant gardens. She decided Eco-Renewal would take on the Boys & Girls Club as its first project.
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    Anna received a donation of native plants from Nopalito Native Plant Nursery in Ventura including native flowers, bushes and plants, as well as 15 yards of mulch donated by Agromin. She recruited volunteers from her school at the club and everything was planted. For Anna, the effort has been very rewarding. "It's showing kids that science and conservation matter," says Anna. Way to go Anna!

    For a Ventura County Star article on the garden go to http://bit.ly/z17qYi.

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